Consistent with the goal of providing clients with the very best professional tax resolution services and the most up-to-date knowledge of tax law, Crest Tax Group is proud to be members of several of the tax industries' leading associations and accreditation organizations. At Crest Tax Group, we continually strive to ensure our tax consultants and tax professionals maintain the most comprehensive knowledge base of the changes to tax laws and how they can impact our clients. We believe out commitment to training, continuing education and ongoing professional development enables the Tax Team at Crest Tax Group to provide better service than our competition.
Below are some of the organizations of which the Crest Tax Group are members:
American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) is a national non-profit membership association, created to address the needs of Attorneys, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents who regularly deal with clients suffering from IRS problems. ASTPS provides continuing education regarding changes in IRS laws, and new strategies in dealing with the IRS. ASTPS members are continuously kept up to date with the newest and best ways to represent their clients. Each member must complete qualifying continuing education related directly to the area of Tax Resolution.
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) is an educational organization that was created to maintain professional tax education standards, approve tax firms that abide by these standards, and facilitate tax preparer compliance so that American taxpayers receive the best service possible. CTEC certification is made up of the following courses, the completion of which is required:
- New tax law highlights
- Deductions Overview
- Claiming dependents
- Interest and Dividends
- Child Care Credit
- Pensions and Annuities
In an effort to maintain the highest standard of excellence, Crest Tax Group mandates that all tax consultants complete the CTEC certification prior to offering tax consultations to our clients. Once our tax consultants obtain the CTEC certification, they must continually complete 20 hours of ongoing tax education on an annual basis and submit the record each year directly to CTEC.
NAEA is dedicated to helping its members maintain the highest level of knowledge, skills and professionalism in all areas of taxation, so that members may most effectively represent the needs of their clients. NAEA members are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year in the interpretation, application and administration of federal tax laws in order to maintain membership in the organization. This requirement surpasses the IRS required minimum and ensures that taxpayers choosing to use an Enrolled Agent always receive up-to-date guidance reflecting the most recent tax code updates. As such, NAEA provides valuable services to tax professionals and taxpayers alike.
NATP is a nonprofit professional association, whose mission is to serve the tax industry by providing its members with support, education, products, and services they need to be successful in the tax profession. Our members are a diverse group of tax professionals that include Individual Tax Preparers, Enrolled Agents, Registered Tax Return Preparers, Certified Public Accountants, Accountants, Attorneys, and Financial Planners. Members of NATP assist over 12 million people with tax preparation and planning.
AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation to elevate management accounting globally.